Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
A Lakota boy comes of age and finds his courage in this picture book from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson.
When Flying Cloud's father gives him a Gift Horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud names the horse Storm. The two become inseparable: they spend their days riding across the prairie, hunting deer, and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But as Flying Cloud becomes a man, his life takes a serious turn: He must now learn the ways of his people and what it means to be a Lakota warrior. So when enemies of the Lakota steal many of the tribe’s horses - including Storm - Flying Cloud must join the rescue party. Will he prove he has the courage to become a true Warrior?
The bold, full-color illustrations bring to life this exciting coming-of-age tale from award-winning creator and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe S. D. Nelson and provide a unique look into the lives of the Lakota during the nineteenth century. Backmatter includes a brief summary of the Lakota history.
- ISBN-13: 978-0-810941-27-4
- Genre: Fiction
- Format: Hardcover
- Trim: 9" x 10 1/4"
- Page count: 40
- Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers in 1999
- Written and Illustrated by S.D. Nelson
- Audience: Children 4-8 (AS790L)